Join MSH at the 2014 Integrated Community Case Management (iCCM) Evidence Review Symposium

Join MSH at the 2014 Integrated Community Case Management (iCCM) Evidence Review Symposium

[A community health worker takes the temperature of a feverish baby.} {Photo credit: Zina Jarrah/MSH.}Photo credit: Zina Jarrah/MSH.

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) invites you to attend the following presentations by MSH staff at the Integrated Community Case Management (iCCM) Evidence Review Symposium in Accra, Ghana, hosted by UNICEF and partners March 3-5, 2014. All times are listed in GMT. For those who are unable to attend in person, presentations will be made available online during or after the Symposium.

Costs, Cost Effectiveness and Financing

Session 2: Tuesday, March 4 (11:00-12:30) – Committee Hall 1
Session 4: Tuesday, March 4 (15:15-16:45) – Main Hall

  • Introduction and Overview of iCCM Costing and Tools; Review of Findings. David Collins (moderator), MSH
  • Costs and Sustainability of Catalytic Initiative Programmes in Ethiopia, Niger, Ghana, Mali, Mozambique and Malawi. Emmanuelle Daviud, South African Medical Research Council
  • Costs of iCCM Prorammes in DRC, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Zambia, South Sudan and Zambia. Zina Jarrah, MSH
  • Patient Costs for Severe Pneumonia in Haripur, Pakistan. Salim Sadruddin, Save the Children

Supervision and Performance Quality Assurance

Session 1: Tuesday, March 4 (8:30-10:00) – Committee Hall 1
Session 3: Tuesday, March 4 (13:30-15:00) – Committee Hall 2

  • Introduction and Wrap-Up. Helen Counihan (moderator), Malaria Consortium
  • Lessons and Successes in Collaboration for the Development of iCCM Training. Paula Valentine, Save the Children
  • Peer Support Groups: An Alternative Approach to Support Supervision. Jennifer Weiss, Concern Worldwide
  • Quality Improvement through Supervision. Ciro Franco, MSH
  • Quality of Care: Closing the Gaps between Theory and Practice. Yolanda Barbera, IRC
  • Strengthening CHW Capacity Using mHealth Tools for Supervision and Support. Karine Kallander, Malaria Consortium

Tool Sharing/Poster Viewing

Monday, March 3 (15:00-16:00)

MSH will be displaying the USAID-funded Integrated Community Case Management Costing & Financing Tool during an interactive session with Symposium attendees.

More about the iCCM Symposium

Integrated community case management (iCCM) increases access to treatment to those beyond the reach of health facilities and has the potential to more equitably address the three largest causes of child mortality in sub-Saharan Africa. Since 2000, the use of iCCM to deliver pneumonia, malaria and diarrhea treatments to children under 5 has dramatically increased. It is increasingly being used to treat neonatal infections and child malnutrition.

Along with MSH, the organizations who have worked with governments to implement and evaluate iCCM include UNICEF, the World Health Organization (WHO), the Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP), the International Rescue Committee (IRC), Johns Hopkins University, JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc., Population Services International (PSI), the Malaria Consortium, the MDG Health Alliance and Save the Children, with funding and support from Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Development Canada (DFATD), the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

The objective of the symposium is twofold: first, to review the current state of the art of iCCM implementation by bringing together researchers, donors, government, implementers and partners to review the map of the current landscape and status of evidence in key iCCM program areas, in order to draw out priorities, lessons and gaps for improving child and maternal-newborn health. Second, to assist African countries to integrate and take action on key frontline iCCM findings presented during the evidence symposium.

Watch an introduction to the Symposium:

More information about the symposium is available here.

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